Click..ouch! Was that my jaw?

Jaw pain is no laughing matter!   The jaw, also known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), is one of the most frequently used joints in the body. It is used for talking, eating, sucking and yawning. The TMJ muscles activate and oppose gravity to keep the mouth closed. When the mouth is slightly open, the TMJ […]

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I’m in pain, do I go to a Physio or a Chiro?

I’m in pain, do I go to a Physio or a Chiro?   Throughout my years in practice, I quite frequently get asked this question. So I thought I would blog about it this week, and clear up a few misconceptions, at least from the chiropractic end. I would like to start by saying that […]

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Is it bad to crack your back?

It is bad to crack your back?   “To “crack” or “not to crack?’ That is the question.   If you constantly feel like you need to crack, it’s time to get yourself checked out! “I always make my back “crack”, “it feels good”. If this is you, and you know exactly how to twist […]

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Acupuncture and pain

  For thousands of years acupuncture has been used as a way of treating pain.  But how does it do it?   In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, the body can be divided into 14 standard meridian lines and 8 extra meridian lines. Pain is caused when one of these lines is blocked. For example, […]

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Colds and Flu, An Eastern and Western Perspective

That season is upon us. No, not winter but its but its potentially nasty cousin, the cold and flu season.   For many of us colds and flu are just another part of life that we just have to suffer through, by spending unnecessary amounts of money on trips to the Dr, cold and flu […]

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Back Your Inner Athlete with Chiropractic

  Back Your Inner Athlete This year, Spinal Health Week 2016 runs from 23 to 29 May with the theme ‘Back Your Inner Athlete’.     Every day more and more Australians experience disabling low back pain, neck pain and headaches, limiting their ability to work and engage in an active healthy life.   One […]

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Want to get fit by NOT incorporating Chiropractic care?

Want to get fit, by NOT incorporating Chiropratic care? Many of us know, that when it is time for us to implement some sort of exercise regime with a clear defined goal in sight, we would stick to almost anything, eating right, getting up early to get to the gym and so forth. We would […]

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Custom Orthotics Vs Store Bought

Unlike store bought inserts, custom orthotics are developed professionally with a personalised fit. Often, patients experience quicker pain relief and recovery with a custom product for their unique concern. Additionally, materials and in-shoe fit can be determined within your preferred shoes. Activity levels and body mass are also  taken into account when ordering custom orthotics, […]

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Stress Less Mums; How can mothers manage stress better?

Stress Less Mums; How can mothers manage stress better? Once women come to see me at Quay Health and begin to understand what it is that has caused their body distress, they all ask me how they can better manage their stress.     The answer isn’t a one-size fits all solution, however, with some […]

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The Nine Months Transformation – Pregnancy Massage

The 9 Months transformation Pregnancy massage and Maternity reflexology at Quay Health The body is an incredible phenomenon. It finds way to adjust, reestablish balance and knows how the heal best. Being a woman creating a new life can be added to that wondrous list. Pregnancy is a very exciting and precious time. While inside […]

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What is Stress doing to our digestion?

What is stress doing to our digestion?   Almost every client I see, tells me they’re having problems with their digestion – but why?   When you feel like you’re doing all the ‘right’ things food-wise, it can be frustrating to experience ongoing digestive difficulties.   Symptoms such as bloating, excess gas, cramping pains, alternating […]

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How to sit at your desk

How to sit at your desk The buzz in Quay Health this week was around the arrival of our brand new ABCA seat wedges! The question was “how will this help my posture at my  desk?” These wedges that look like flattened out triangles, are designed to be sat on, with the fatter part under […]

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